Maria Sharapova

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Maria Sharapova

Sharapova is an aggressive baseliner, with power, depth, and angles on her forehand and backhand. Despite her powerful game, Sharapova's greatest asset is considered to be her mental toughness and competitive spirit.

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Maria Sharapova

Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has been featured in many advertisements, including for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and is the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time, and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel.

Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Sharapova made her professional breakthrough in 2004 at age 17, when she defeated two-time defending champion and top seed Serena Williams in the 2004 Wimbledon final for her first Grand Slam singles title. She entered the top 10 of the WTA Rankings with the win. The world no. 1 ranking followed in 2005, along with subsequent major titles at the 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open. Sharapova returned to the game in May 2009, returning to the top 10 in March 2011 and capturing her fourth Grand Slam title at the 2012 French Open. By doing so, she became the sixth woman in the Open Era to complete the career Grand Slam in singles. In the same year, she won an Olympic silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics.

Awards have been showered on Maria during her professional career. Some of them are Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Newcomer of the Year, WTA Player of the Year, WTA Most Improved Player of the Year, WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player, WTA Humanitarian of the Year, WTA Most Fashionable Player (On Court), WTA Most Fashionable Player (Off Court), WTA Most Dramatic Expression, etc.

This is a short video about Maria Sharapova- her early life, her first victory, her further achievements and some of her brand endorsements.



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